The Simple Law of Love – Leo Tolstoy

“If only people freed themselves from their beliefs [of all kinds] the simple law of love, natural to man, accessible to all and solving all questions and perplexities, would of itself become clear and obligatory.” ~Leo Tolstoy

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“If only people freed themselves from their beliefs in all kinds of Devatas, God, Allah, Yahweh and their incarnations as Krishnas and Christs, from beliefs in paradises and hells, in reincarnations and resurrections, from belief in the interference of the Gods in the external affairs of the universe—

And above all, if they freed themselves from belief in the infallibility of all the various Vedas, Bibles, Gospels, Tripitakas, Korans, and the like—

And also freed themselves from blind belief in a variety of scientific teachings about infinitely small atoms and molecules and in all the infinitely great and infinitely remote worlds, their movements and origin, as well as from faith in the infallibility of the scientific law to which humanity is at present subjected:

The historic law, the economic laws, the law of struggle and survival, and so of, If people only freed themselves from this terrible accumulation of futile exercises of our lower capacities of mind and memory called the ‘sciences’, and from the innumerable divisions of all sorts of histories, anthropologies, homiletics, bacteriologics, jurisprudences, cosmographies, strategies—their name is legion—

—and freed themselves from all this harmful, stupifying ballast—

The simple law of love, natural to man, accessible to all and solving all questions and perplexities, would of itself become clear and obligatory.

– Leo Tolstoy in ‘A Letter to a Hindu’ (1908) –

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“In recognizing that all seeking is merely the avoidance of “what is” — the breathtaking magnificence of the ordinary, the uncontrived rawness of it — Love reveals itself as the very home which the mind of preference is always fleeing in order to finally arrive home.” ~Bob O’Hearn

“It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.” ~ J. Krishnamurti

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About Christopher Chase

Co-creator and Admin of the Facebook pages "Tao & Zen" "Art of Learning" & "Creative Systems Thinking." Majored in Studio Art at SUNY, Oneonta. Graduated in 1993 from the Child & Adolescent Development program at Stanford University's School of Education. Since 1994, have been teaching at Seinan Gakuin University, in Fukuoka, Japan.
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8 Responses to The Simple Law of Love – Leo Tolstoy

  1. The law of love, natural to man is a big, fat nothing, or no-thing compared to the Real Love of the Source of Love, our First Love, the Love beyond words, the Love beyond experiences, beyond imagination, beyond laws, beyond thought or feelings. God is Love and his sons and daughters are Love, made in the image and likeness of Love, of which no one or no thing will ever compare!!!!!!!!! May you be blessed with this supernal Love!

  2. jeanw5 says:

    Reblogged this on jeanw5 and commented:
    Tolstoy was a deep thinker, a thinking that blended intellect and emotion.

  3. Pingback: Christopher Chase – The Simple Law of Love – Leo Tolstoy – 4-20-15 | Higher Density Blog

  4. quarksire says:

    Reblogged this on Quarksire and commented:
    Leo Tolstoy in ‘A Letter to a Hindu’ (1908) …awesome!

  5. Kreng Jai says:

    Reblogged this on Window With A View and commented:
    Thanks Chris for introducing this facet of Tolstoy to me. 🙏

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